CALEXICO, Calif. – Calexico Police Department is looking for new police officers…
“I’m actually really excited. It’s clear the community is getting the message. We’re a different police department and we already have over 80 applicants for our positions,” Calexico Police Chief Mike Bostic said.
Before Chief Bostic arrived there was already a need for more officers. In light of the recent firings of officers now there’s more of a need.
“And a lot of them are Calexicans which is really awesome to me because I want people to care about this community and I know the community does to,” Bostic said.
If you’re a high school graduate you qualify and more importantly that you care.
“You know what I’m looking for is people first of all that come to this job to wear the badge and that are only interested in one thing serving the community,” Bostic said.
The Chief is hoping to hire more women on his staff since there are only two women right now and he wants his police force to reflect the community.
Women represent a little more than half of the population.
Chief Bostic encouraging those who have it in them to do good work.
“I’d rather get the best qualified people and lose them to training for awhile then go for somebody that’s less qualified. We’ve already seen what happens here in Calexico when you don’t pick the best,” Bostic said.